[Kartbuilding] steering geometry and building time

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sun Jul 26 21:51:34 IST 2009

Hi Max,

As for the Akerman Steering Geometry, I think having the steering arms 
pointing in towards the middle of the rear axle is best. See: 
and http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Old_Racing_Kart/ackerman.htm
This is opposed to the steering arm pointing outwards towards the tyre.

As for how long would it take, if you had everything to hand (ideal 
situation) you could build the kart in 10 days. Typically the steering, 
pedals and transmission take the most time. You will have the chassis made 
in 1 day.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Maximiliano Ichazo wrote:

> Steve,
> Thank you for your comments about the HP for a cross kart. Since Iÿÿm moving forward with the design of a cross kart, Iÿÿve got a couple of question that I appreciate your opinion.
> -What is better for Akerman steering geometry of a kart? Have a wide space between the front tires or a narrow one?
> -letÿÿs assume middle welding experience and all the necessary parts on hand, how long would it take to build a simple kart? Is it reasonable to estimated 10 days of work?
> Thank you,
> Max Ichazo

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